Community Hospital Fitness Pointe
Community Hospital Fitness Pointe Newsletter

Issue #28

April 2012 

in this issue
:: Change to Improve
:: SpaPointe & Hair Studio
:: Walking Group
:: Medical Fitness Walk
:: Exercise of the Month
:: Personal Trainer Spotlight
:: Zumba
:: Recipe of the Month
:: Care Giver Locker Room
:: Direct Access Blood Testing











Sunday, April 8, 2012 Facility Hours: 6am - Noon

Change to Improve 
FREE Lecture Series 
change to improve April 2012
SpaPointe & Hair Studio 

Spa April 2012 

Walking Group


The Fitness Pointe Walkers Group kicked off March 12, 2012 with great success. The program is steadily gaining new members and growing in popularity. The Fitness Pointe Walkers Group meets once a week and covers various topics including walking stride, safe program progressions, as well as basic stretching.

The Walkers Group is a great way to meet new people and work on increasing distance and walks per week. It is not too late to join and walkers of all abilities are encouraged to participate. If you are interested in joining please attend one of the weekly meetings or if you'd just like to start walking, stop by the Fitness Desk to contact Kate Fairbarin or our Fitness Pointe Intern, John Baccino, for your 'get started walking log'.

Mondays and Wednesdays at 10am and 2pm


We look forward to seeing you at the next Fitness Pointe Walkers Group meeting!  


Medical Fitness Walk 
April 23-29, 2012
Steppin out for a lifetime 
Get ready to lace up those walking shoes, put on that pedometer and walk, walk, walk.

Keep an eye out for more details on how you can participate in this National Walking challenge.  
Exercise of the Month 
Pilates circle matwork
Pilates circle matwork
Personal Trainer Spotlight 
Melissa Pillarella
Melissa Pillarella 

* BFA in dance from University of Illinois Champain, Urbana

* Zumba Certified

* Currently working on Personal Training Certification

* Currently completing Specialty Pilates Certification

Specialty Areas: 

* Pilates, Flexibility, creating long lean muscles and improving posture.


*Taught dance. group fitness for years and studied Alexander technique for posture improvement.    

* I am experienced in Pilates and have a strong Yoga background.

Training Philosophy:

* I believe in training the body in a wholistic way; working on strength while improving flexibility to create long lean muscles with a wide range of motion. Focusing on Fitness can improve all aspects of your life and it all starts with effective posture and learning how to move efficiently. 

Zumba Song of the Month 
'Na Ponta Do Pe'
Fitness Pointe Na Ponta Do
Fitness Pointe Na Ponta Do

Recipe of the Month 
Ham & Noodle Casserole

Not Sure What to do with your leftover Easter ham...Try this Yummy Casserole Recipe!
pilates 100
Ham & Noodle Casserole
Care Giver Locker Room 

Please remember that members with disabilities/special needs or needing the assistance of a caregiver have first priority with the use of the Care Giver Locker Rooms.  Please be considerate of these members' needs when using the Care Giver Locker Rooms. Your consideration is greatly appreciated.

Feeling Your Best
integrative flyer 
Direct Access Blood Testing Coming

blood testing
Community Hospital Fitness Pointe | 9950 Calumet Ave | Munster | IN | 46321